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Diced Dried Chipotle Chiles

Our Diced Chipotle Chiles are smoke-dried green chile peppers (usually jalapeno or serrano) that are rich in smoky, slightly chocolate-y flavor with a deep, subtle heat. These convenient dried and diced peppers are an easy way to keep authentic chipotle chiles in stock and ready to use.

  • Irregularly shaped pieces, roughly 1/8 inch in size

  • Orange to red

  • Ranges 15,000 to 35,000 on Scoville Heat Scale

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $11.15
    $1.21 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Use in enchilada sauces, chili or stews

  • Add to barbecue rubs

  • Pairs well with poultry, meats and fall squash

  • Basic prep

    For maximum flavor dry toast chiles in a hot skillet until fragrant or in a 350° oven until puffy and fragrant. Rinse and soak in hot water for 10 minutes to rehydrate or add to recipe that will cook for at least 10 minutes.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a cool, dry place.

    Ingredients

    Dried chipotle chiles.

    While dried peppers are used often in ethnic cuisine, the chipotle chile has remained unique to Mexico and other Mexican-inspired fare in the United States. Toward the end of the chile growing season, peppers turn from green to red, signifying their ripeness. The pepper's thick skin quickly rots instead of drying in the sun. Therefore, the smoking process was introduced to preserve the leftover green chiles before they turned red. This technique dates back to ancient Aztec civilizations, originating near the ancient city of Tenochtitlan, but has carried through to the present day due to its effective and pleasurable results.

    The hot pepper family of capsicum is one of the longest cultivated crops, dating back over 7,000 years. Native to the Americas, these flavor-rich vegetables were not introduced to the rest of the world until the 15th century. Today, they are used across the globe to add depth and heat. They are often dried to preserve their flavor and occasionally valued for their medicinal utility.

  • The word "chipotle" comes from the Nahuatl word "chilpoctli," meaning smoked chile

  • Mostly produced in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua

  • Classic recipe

    Spicy Candied Bacon

    This recipe is a tremendous combination of sweet and spicy flavors, amping up what is already one of our favorite foods: bacon. Our smoky Diced Chipotle Chiles add heat, while honey and brown sugar add delicious sweetness.